Speaking exclusively to FUBAR Radio on ‘Hot Gossip’ with Lizzie Cundy, Sister Sledge, famed for their award-winning, worldwide hits such as We are Family, Lost in Music and World, Rise and Shine, will be doing a special performance at Care International’s ‘Walk In Her Shoes’ charity fundraiser launch event ahead of International Women’s Day.
The Sisters will join influential female figures such as Annie Lennox, Bianca Jagger and Helen Pankhurst, the great-granddaughter of Suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst, who will lead the march ahead of International Women’s Day, which globally recognises the achievements of women as well as highlighting the issues facing them in society.
Debbie, Joni and Kim spoke to Lizzie Cundy and OK! Online’s Jonathan Bown about their involvement in the campaign “We’re very excited to be involved in International Women’s Day because WE as WOMEN have a message. We need to stick together, there are issues we are very passionate about, there’s a message that we carry as women and we feel like this is a great fit. We’re also coming out with new music which carries that message so we’re very excited about the whole thing.”
When asked about the new generation of female stars and if they’re improving perceptions of powerful women, such as artists like Beyonce, Rihanna and Lady Gaga, they had a lot to say about how they use their fame “Well on the one hand I admire the strength and the talent and the discipline it takes for all these women to get where they are. On the other hand I also believe because you are in a position of the public eye then you also have a responsibility to use that power to help others and to bring a message that’ll make some change and some difference. So on that hand I admire those that use that position to make changes for the better.”
The sisters formed in 1971 and are still going strong but apparently it all started out as a bit of fun “We sang for fun actually in the very early days, we did not know that this would become something of a life for us. We were singing for fun and then one day someone wanted to pay us for it.”
They’ve also managed to remain close throughout their career “Yes, we’re great friends, of course we are sisters so we have our moments…every day.”
Sister Sledge will be previewing their new track Women Are The Music of the World, (WAMOW) which will be released in April 2016.
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